Arts and Crafts: Craft Caddy Tutorial

Image Description: a title-post picture with the words Arts and Crafts written in the centre in rainbow word-art with a clip-art picture of a red rose in each of the corners

I made these items for Christmas presents last year and have only just remembered that I was supposed to write up a tutorial for them (oops). Better late than never I suppose.

Now, with regards to the materials, I bought these items from IKEA, however, these items don’t have to be from IKEA for the craft caddy to work. If you can find similar and/or cheaper items elsewhere then, by all means, use those ones instead.

These materials are also rather plain, this was an intentional choice on my part, as I figured the people I was gifting these items to could decorate them however they liked, but in saying that, if you wanted to decorate them or put stickers on there, feel free to do so. The choice is yours.

I’d also like to mention that, when the items are all joined together, the caddy can be significantly heavy (but then again this will vary depending on what choice of materials you’re using). Just thought I’d mention that.

Materials:
1 x Lazy Susan tray
6 x Socker Plant Pots
6 x metal screws

Tools:
A Power Drill – If you haven’t used a power tool before, or are unfamiliar with power tools, I recommend getting some instructions first on how to use them (and possibly some supervision). Power tools are harder to use than I first thought.
A Phillip’s Head Screwdriver – you may need to use a screwdriver to make sure the screw goes completely in and is flush with the bottom of the pot.

Step 1: Obtain the materials. This may sound obvious, however, sometimes the obvious needs to be stated. You will need a tray.


Image Description: a dark-wood kitchen bench with a pale-wood lazy susan tray on top

Image Description: four chrome Socker Plant Pots (small metal buckets) on a dark-wood kitchen bench.

Step 2: Place the Socker Pots on the tray and screw them in place with the power drill. I recommend screwing in one pot at a time. I also recommend also mapping out where you’d like the pots to go first. This way you’re making sure that the spacing between each pot is even.


Image Description: a pale-wood lazy susan tray with three chrome Socker Plant Pots (small metal buckets) top of of the lazy susan tray. The tray is resting on top of a dark-wood kitchen bench.

Image Description: an aerial view of a pale-wood lazy susan tray with six chrome Socker Plant Pots (small metal buckets) top of of the lazy susan tray. The tray is resting on top of a dark-wood kitchen bench.

Step 3: Use a screwdriver to finish. The drill may get the screw in all the way, however, I needed to use a screwdriver in order to make sure all the screws were completely in.


Image Description: an aerial view of a pale-wood lazy susan tray with six chrome Socker Plant Pots (small metal buckets) top of of the lazy susan tray. The tray is resting on top of a dark-wood kitchen bench. This photo shows where the pots have been screwed into place.

Well, that’s my tutorial, hope you liked it. If you want to leave comments or links to craft projects you would like to recommend, please feel free to do so in the comment section down below, thank you for reading.

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